Arts Desk

ToDo ToDay: Ital, Floor, and the High-Achieving Emanuel Brothers

Ital’s DJ work is good enough not to necessitate any live-show frills, but the man puts on an impressive footwork display. When he performed at DC9 in September, he stomped and slid like an aquaphobe caught in a rainstorm behind his table of gear. His shimmying showed a visible passion far more entertaining than any eye-straining laser show could ever be. The small turnout at the D.C.-bred musician’s September show was surprising, especially considering the excellent acts he shared the stage with, including Laurel Halo and his partner in Mi Ami, Damon Palermo. A turn at Comet Ping Pong could fare better with hometown support from Maxmillion Dunbar and a DJ set from Protect-U. Read more >>> Ital performs with Container, Maxmillion Dunbar, and Protect-U at 9 p.m. at Comet Ping Pong, 5037 Connecticut Ave. NW. $10. (202) 364-0404. (Reese Higgins)


The Craft Brewers Conference continues! And there are plenty of places to try beers not normally available in town. Today, San Francisco's Anchor Brewing will take over the taps at RFD. Indiana's Three Floyds will share taps with Minnesota's Surly Brewing Company at Pizzeria Paradiso's Dupont location, and you'll find Washington's Elysian Brewing at the Georgetown location.  Meanwhile, the 9:30 Club is hosting the Flying Dog Brewery Festival de Cans, a film festival with craft beer, and DC Brau and Stillwater will celebrate a collaboration release with DJ party at Little Miss Whiskey's. Get more info and find other beer events this week here and here. (Jessica Sidman)


Zeke Emanuel, noted bioethicist, oncologist, and elder brother of Chicago mayor Rahm and Hollywood power-agent Ari, describes their unique upbringing in his new memoir, Brothers Emanuel. He'll discuss the book tonight with Atlantic senior editor Corby Kummer. 7 p.m. at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. $12–$27.

Former City Paper writer Alona Wartofsky moderates a discussion of the D.C. DIY scene as part of the Corcoran's ongoing "Pump Me Up" exhibit. Panelists include Trouble Funk’s “Big” Tony Fisher, Rare Essence’s Andre “Whiteboy” Johnson, music writer Mark Jenkins, and former D.C. Police detective Donald “Goose” Gossage. 7 p.m. at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. $5–$10.

Reunited doom band Floor performs tonight at Rock & Roll Hotel with openers True Head and Sick Fix. 8:30 p.m. at Rock & Roll Hotel, 1353 H St. NE. $13–$15.

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Junot Diaz and civil rights activist Bob Moses discuss their books and thoughts about education at Busboys and Poets. 7 p.m. at Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. Free.

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